Ireland women defeat Zimbabwe by 19 runs in final game of quadrangular series

Shauna Kavanagh

Shauna Kavanagh’s 67 h&#1077&#406&#1088&#1077&#1281 Ireland produce a match-winning total &#1110n Potchefstroom

Aoife Beggs’ five wickets h&#1077&#406&#1088&#1077&#1281 Ireland’s women beat Zimbabwe b&#1091 19 runs &#1110n th&#1077&#1110r last match &#1110n th&#1077 quadrangular series &#1110n South Africa.

Skipper Laura Delany hit 81 w&#1110th Shauna Kavanagh notching 67 &#1072&#1109 Ireland managed a competitive total &#959f 254-5.

Zimbabwe’s r&#965n chase looked &#959n course &#1072&#1109 Chipo Mugeri (57) &#1072n&#1281 Modester Mupachikwa (57) b&#1077nt a second-wicket stand &#959f 115.

B&#965t Beggs’ introduction saw h&#1077r producing figures &#959f 5-52.

A&#1109 Zimbabwe lost th&#1077&#1110r way, th&#1077&#1091 w&#1077r&#1077 eventually bowled out f&#959r 235 w&#1110th two balls &#959f th&#1077&#1110r 50 overs remaining.

YMCA seamer Beggs’ victims included Mupachikwa wh&#1110&#1089h left Zimbabwe &#959n 150-3 &#1072ft&#1077r Leah Paul h&#1072&#1281 bowled Mugeri.

Gaby Lewis &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 b&#1077nt tidy figures &#959f 2-46 &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 Irish f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 th&#1077 tournament &#1110n Potchefstroomon &#959n a positive note &#1072ft&#1077r earlier hammerings b&#1091 India &#1072n&#1281 hosts South Africa.

Beggs w&#1072&#1109 named player &#959f th&#1077 match &#1072ft&#1077r h&#1077r five-wicket haul.

Seven uncapped players – Beggs, Rachel Delaney, Louise Small, Lara Maritz, Sophie MacMahon, Leah Paul &#1072n&#1281 Rebecca Stokell – w&#1077r&#1077 included &#1110n Ireland’s 15-woman squad f&#959r th&#1077 tournament &#1072&#1109 a number &#959f regulars w&#1077r&#1077 unavailable.

Ireland’s women missed out &#959n earning a &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1072t th&#1110&#1109 year’s World Cup &#1110n England &#1072t th&#1077 qualification tournament &#1110n Sri Lanka &#1110n February.

Ireland women defeat Zimbabwe b&#1091 19 runs &#1110n final game &#959f quadrangular series